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The Brazilian new vehicle market confirms its spectacular turnaround with another double-digit gain in June at +13.7% to 189.229 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 4.2% to 991.475 registrations. As it has become the routine in the past couple of years, Chevrolet outperforms the market with a 20% surge to 17.8% share while Fiat (+10%) and Volkswagen (+9%) trail the market growth. Hyundai (+7%) is back above Ford (+27%) with Honda (+15%), Nissan (+35%) and most spectacularly Jeep (+68%) the only other manufacturers posting double-digit gains inside the Top 10. Further down, only Mercedes (+18%) and Suzuki (+29%) manage to beat the market.
Model-wise, the Chevrolet Onix continues to defy gravity with a 29% gain to 7.9% share, selling 54% more than the #2, the Hyundai HB20 edging up 2% on June 2016. Below, the Renault Sandero (+51%), Ford Ka (+34%) and Chevrolet Prisma (+20%) all easily outpace the market. The Fiat Mobi jumps 133% year-on-year to reach a record 6th place, with an all-time high 6.562 units and 3.5% share. It is the best-selling Fiat this month. The Toro also breaks volume and share records thanks to a 38% year-on-year surge to 5.579 and 2.9% and the Uno is back up 58% to #10. The Jeep Compass drops two spots to #13 and loses the title of best-selling SUV in Brazil to the Honda HR-V (#11). The VW Voyage (+77%), Ford Ecosport (+52%) and Honda Civic (+100%) also impress.
This month we welcome the Fiat Argo inside the Brazilian Top 50, landing directly at #37 with just under 1% market share after pre-sales of 88 in May. The Argo is the replacement for the Punto, and has already sold more so far this year (1.743 vs. 1.680). The Punto used to vegetate around the 40th spot in Brazil so doing better won’t be difficult for the Argo. Where it might struggle is when it comes to compensating for the never-ending freefall of the Fiat Palio, that has dropped from #6 over the Full Year 2016 to a paltry #26 so far in 2017 due to sales down 57%. Finally, notice the Renault Kwid also landing in the Brazilian sales charts at #127.
Previous month: Brazil May 2017: Spectacular turnaround at +17.3%
Full June 2017 Top 20 brands and Top 150 models below.